WATERLOSS “Management of water losses in a drinking water supply system” PROJECT OVERVIEW Stratos Arampatzis, Tero Ltd. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Department of Chemistry P.O. Box 116 GR-54124 Thessaloniki, GREECE www.chem.auth.gr General • 2nd call of the programme MED (www.programmemed.eu) • Axe 2: Protection of the environment and promotion of a sustainable territorial development through involvement of Med bodies ensuring the valorization of water resources • Objective 2.1: Protection and enhancement of natural resources and heritage through efficient use of water resources • Duration: 36 months (1 June 2010 – 31 May 2013) • Total budget: 1.846.788€ (ERDF contribution: 1.436.841€) • Lead Partner: University of Thessaloniki / Department of Chemistry Main objective / Targets MAIN OBJECTIVE • development and pilot demonstration of a methodology for monitoring and controlling water losses in drinking water supplies TARGETS • Establishment of a methodology for graphical representation of WSS and identification of potential losses • Identification of various components in WSS • Setup of WSS performance indicators considering regional conditions • Development of DSS for selection of appropriate measures in a ranked list taking into account various parameters Short project description The project will develop a methodology for control of non revenue water in water supply systems, by implementation of the following: • monitoring of WSS (water balance in water systems using GISbased maps, water audit, appropriate PIs); • Development of a decision support tool and a prioritized list of measures for controlling water losses, adapted to regional conditions. Output / Impact OUTPUT • A strategy for water loss reduction, including both apparent and real losses, and covering the whole process, from water entrance to the system up to the customer meter; • This methodology will be built under different operating conditions and system configurations IMPACT • Reduction of water leakages in the integrated drinking water cycle i.e. from the water resource up to the consumer. Innovative character of WATERLOSS (1 of 2) • Development of Water Supply System (WSS) performance indicators based on multi-sectoral issues; • Introduction of weighting factors for balancing the effect and the impact of each performance indicator; • Integration of several parameters in a multi-field decisional framework with a broad scope, for the formation of an optimized ranked list of corrective actions for water loss reduction; Innovative character of WATERLOSS (2 of 2) • Development of DSS with internal (water system) and external factors (River Basin Management-RBM); • Validation and certification of the DSS tool by the demonstration in existing WSSs in partners' areas; • Collaboration in different tasks of partners of various origins: research units with expert knowledge, administrative units responsible for water management issues and practitioners of WSSs. Partners Name Short name Country LP Aristotle University of Thessaloniki AUTH Greece PP2 Conseil Général des Pyrénées Orientales PO France PP3 Water Board of Nicosia WBN Cyprus PP4 Regional Development Centre RDC Slovenia PP5 The Metropolitan Water Services and Waste Treatment Authority EMSHTR Spain PP6 Municipal Enterprise for Water Supply & Sewerage in Kozani DEYAK Greece PP7 Autorità di Bacino dei Fiumi LiriGarigliano-Volturno LG Italy PP8 University of Ljubljana UL Slovenia PP9 Département de l'Hérault DH France Components • • • • • • CO 0 - Preparation CO 1 – Communication CO 2 – Management CO 3 - Monitoring the performance of Water Supply Systems (WSSs) and evaluation of Non Revenue Water (NRW) CO 4 - Development of a DSS tool for appropriate NRW reduction strategy CO 5 - Demonstration of the DSS tool into specific WSS CO3 WSS performance monitoring and NRW assessment Water balance PI indicators CO4 DSS tool with NRW management measures NRW available methods Targets for NRW reduction strategy Weighting factors for PIs (regional characteristics) CO5 DSS demonstration NRW strategy in representative areas Budget requirements Replication potential DSS validation/readjustment Website www.waterloss-project.eu • For more information you can visit the project’s website Thank you for your attention!! Stratos Arampatzis Tero Ltd.